Rubber City Shakespeare Company
Professional Theatre

By: Josy Jones

Show Description:
Tame, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" is the tale of Katerina Minor, a young, hot-tempered painter from Akron with a hard exterior. Kat's emotional walls begin to crack when she meets Porter, an arrogant, smooth-talking outsider who is unafraid of Kat's facade. These seemingly unmanageable personalities, their friends and families progress on a dark-comedic journey of wit, deception, a challenge of gender expectations and examinations of sexuality. This world premier play re-imagining Shakespeare through the lives of LGBTQ+ characters is made possible through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. The Knight Arts Challenge funds the best ideas for engaging and enriching Akron through the arts.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Dane CT Leasure


Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

June 7 - June 23


7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2:30pm Sundays


(234) 252-0272
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Rubber City Theatre
243 Furnace Street
Akron, OH 44304

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